New York - New Ban on Landfilling Electronic Waste Kicks In
New York - State environmental officials are warning waste haulers that they can no longer dispose of televisions, computers and other electronic waste at landfills.
Under a new law that takes effect Sunday, both private and public haulers are prohibited from collecting electronic waste, except for recycling.
The law also requires haulers and waste facility operators to provide customers with written information about options for recycling unwanted electronics.
The Department of Environmental Conservation has been overseeing implementation of the law. It shifts the costs of managing electronic waste from municipalities to product manufacturers.
The agency is encouraging consumers to visit its website to find out where to recycle electronic waste for free and what types of equipment are covered by the law.
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